JUST FOR TODAY... One day at a time .. Daily Commitment for 2023!

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  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,678 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won’t eat again until dinner with DH
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,346 Member
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    Have been quite productive last night and today. Cleaning in supper mom mode. Walls, curtains, rugs, laundry & dusting. One bathroom down 2 to go but first I’ll finish the bedroom. Only downside is I’ve had 45 minutes of sleep. When I crash I will crash hard. Not sure if it’s a little hypomania or just nervous energy. Tim is working nights and things have been sketchy at work. Sketchy at a chemical company is not a warm fuzzy feeling.

    House is super clean. Boy it feels good. I typically don't take the time to deep clean unless I have the house to myself. Though I don't like when Tim works nights and sleeps all day, the timing worked well for holidays prep. Sierra texted this morning and she is coming in this evening instead of tomorrow, so I'm really glad I got the floors downstairs done. Her allergies are worse now when she comes home because she isn't exposed to our dog all the time. I want her to be comfortable and relax when she is home.

    Work is a ghost town this week. There are like 3 people out of 15 in my building.

    Tonight I need to work on a craft project for church, and go to the grocery store. We cut out giant gingerbread men from gaylord boxes to use as a station separator at the Christmas Event for the kids.
    Now I need to paint them. I love painting. Maybe Sierra will want to help me. She is artsy sometimes.
    The stores are crazy right now, so I'm not looking forward to that. It is possible Tim will go without me if I'm painting, but there is an outside chance of rain this evening so craft may be replaced with shopping entirely.

    JFT Monday
    - Work by 8:00 :smiley:
    - Meet with maintenance to try to get heating settled. It's 90F+ in some labs with heat sensitive equipment right now.
    - Meetings
    - Home at lunch for doggo
    - Meetings
    - Home around 3:00pm
    - Paint base coat
    - Grocery
    - Dinner
    - Paint start detail work
    - Bed by 10:00
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,678 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won’t eat again until DH wants to. Can still have my dose of metamusal
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
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    JFT Tuesday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Duo.
    2. YMCA cycling class. Library volunteering.
    3. Write outline for new-school video. Script for "how to plagiarize" and/or "the limits of records and memory; why Orwell was wrong."
    4. Put laundry away. Create image & FB post for December 7 Laf meeting.
    5. Tutoring - return book & pass.
    6. Clean office.
    7. Prep for tomorrow. Update JFT.
    8. Evening: Movie? Dinner: Salad. Drink more water. No, more. Keep the pitcher in the fridge full. You're not actually hungry. Make some tea. Drink more water!
    9. Bedtime: Gratitude journal. Update IG. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Update JFT.
    10. Upcoming: Set up digital portfolio. Get elastic for shoes & take to shoe repair. Discuss Clois & Stuffy. Check in w parents regularly. Get stamps! Need to return the Dolly wig. Need to write blog posts. Check in with B about what to do when there are competing organizations, and how things are going with one-on-ones. Contact S about members' displeasure at "being told who to vote for" and requests for info on ALL candidates. Figure out how to pull music from cassette to digital file. Compare costs for ESPs and get D and C to join an org.

    Scale goals
    End of 2017: 174.6
    End of 2018: 189.2
    End of 2019: 196.4
    End of 2020: 187.4
    End of 2021: 194.4
    End of 2022: 201.2
    Today: 197.8

    Long-term goals/progress

    1. Professional / read current research. 2. Professional / present at conferences. 3. Professional / publish scholarly articles. 4. Professional / observe student needs and develop supports. 5. Professional / complete a doctorate. 6. Personal / retire comfortably. 7. Personal / renovate house. 8. Community / local progress. 9. Community / time with friends & family. 10. Family concerns. 11. Medical/fitness.

    1. Research: Five paragraph essay. How student attitudes affect standardized test results; student surveys.

    2. Presenting: Promote YT channel. Invite guests. Record mini-lessons.

    3. Publishing: Read one journal article weekly; respond in a blog post. Clois for CWG. S&F for YT channel. Goodreads purchase list for McKay’s. Weekly blog series: Weekly Wishes (Monday) and Weekly Wins (Friday).

    4. Observed student needs: Changing words between parts of speech (vocabulary/grammar). Synthesizing info from multiple sources, drawing conclusions (RI/W). EFFECTIVE transitions (W). Every day v everyday; any one v anyone (grammar). Sub/obj pronouns & structure (grammar). Poss v pl nouns (grammar). Short nonfic from Lat Amer/Africa/Asia (World Lit).

    5. Doctorate: Research programs, requirements, resources, cost, timeline.

    6. Retirement: Update name on JSSB acct. Check investments. Theater CV. Entertainment experience. Duolingo/Lang8.

    7. House: Floor joists. Siding. Gutters. Floors.

    8. Local progress: Library. Theater. PC2V. City/county govt. Community kitchen. She Should Run vision statement. Ed assoc. Ugly Christmas sweater. Prison abolition; reduce / re-allocate responsibilities dumped on cops. Push for diversity. Turn left!

    9. Friends & extended family: Organize photos. Write postcards. Call weekly! Look for activities to do with friends. Purchase doll with long hair; practice French braid. Dance: tap, salsa, samba. Rhythm nation.

    10. Immediate family: Clean room; work toward sleeping in room. Clean up behind desk. Make appointments for hearing, sleep study, vet. Keep track of plans for Rock City (Friday?) and Disney. Drive white car together; practice solo driving. Work on staying home solo when dark.

    11. Medical: YMCA classes. Lift @ lunch. Maintain @ 155 w defined muscle tone. At 194, purple All-Stars. I also think I want a smartwatch. 189, 1pr black 1pr white leggings. 179, 2 Svaha Rachel dresses. 169 suit - Indochino? 159 swing dance lessons. Talk to PCP about feet (cannot do calf raises, pushups, planks, mountain climbers, etc.) Also back and shoulder pain. Why can’t I sleep better? Therapy Mon Nov 20 3P. Dentist Nov 29 10A. Biometric RS. Massage Nov 4 6P. Need to RS colonoscopy. PCP virtual appointment Nov 22 2:15p.

    13. Therapy thoughts: Prioritizing is hard. There is so much that feels important. I need to talk to my parents about later-life plans (particularly assisted living and funeral preferences). I've never been through something like that and would like to know how to go about making arrangements, but I don't really know who to talk to about it. How do you take the hurt out of caring? I get very down and discouraged by people's hurt that is bigger than what I can help Identify what I want: to have my professional expertise acknowledged and given the respect it deserves, and to be taken as a legitimate authority.

    14. Just for fun: Start sketching dragon on a pile of books, offering one to the armored knight, & banner that reads "Treasure should not be hoarded / It should be shared." Use AI for ideas.

    WFTY: Priorities. Staying on track this week is going to be exceptionally difficult, because I **always** want to eat ALL THE THINGS.
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus.
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,494 Member
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    JFT 11/20 M
    1) Log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) Walk dog :smiley: 3.82mi & warned by guy in park not to walk on back woods trails due to deer gun season being open & hunters there, but told him we don't usually go that way (too steep by the creek for my knees), and never during hunting season. Also, dog got petted by random gentle stranger also out for a walk. Happy dog & happy me
    3) Rake wind-blown leaves and along fence-line in backyard / rakes & bins in shed for winter / shop at Sam's Club for instant savings about to expire / Sam's order if available only online / wash dishes / remaining plastics & paper in recycle bin (to curb tonight) / read / other?

    Had a great weekend in my hometown, for niece's baby shower (her first). Minimal games (her choice) and relatives on both sides of family came together. My first "food day" for 8 days went well; I chose what looked best to me, limited quantities, ignored the rest and drank only one adult beverage (NA was available, but I opted for booze since I rarely imbibe lately), then water. It was a fun party. My daily weigh-in today was same as Sat. a.m. so with party and my Dad's cooking, no gain is a win!

    Rest of weekend was at my parents' house. Went to church together which was very nice. Helped Mom figure out her email issue; she had unknowingly sorted by Subject instead of date, and she had no idea. So that made her happy the fix was so easy. Also helped them with some household chores, since they're not able to get up and down stairs so easily anymore. Left for home just as Packers game ended, narrowly avoiding OT. Since the game was in Green Bay (where we live), the closer I got to home, the more opposing traffic was backed up. Thankfully, traffic headed in my direction was nowhere near as bad. Hubby was happy I made it safely and just before dark, dog & Kitty were very happy their mama was home.

    About me:
    I'm Carmela
    This is my lifestyle. It's. Not. A. Diet.
    Height 5'4"
    66 yrs old
    Reside in Green Bay, WI, USA

    2023 Goals:
    1) Ultimate goal weight 150#... I'll be satisfied if I can get back down to 160# this year
    • Post weekly weigh-in on MFP for accountability. Saturday a.m. is my "official" weigh-in day, and I track daily on a separate app (for the visual). My digital scale only shows half pound increments & I'm too cheap to buy a fancier scale.
    • Take measurements & log on MFP every month end ~ forgot (on purpose ?) in July, Aug & Sept
    2) Plan meals most days & prelog meals/snacks whenever possible on MFP
    • Try new recipes now that I have the time
      January: parsnip/potato mash; St. Louis gooey butter cake (Mom's bday) = :smiley::smiley:
      February: creamy bacon corn chowder (slow cooker); banana bread (using applesauce & oil); braised lamb shanks with lentils (slow cooker); apple cake (with buttermilk) = :smiley::smiley::smiley::smiley:
      March ???
      April: porkchops with mushrooms = :smiley:
      May: raisin overnight oats; banana overnight oats = :smile: :smile:
      June: orange choc chip bread = :smiley:
      July: chicken leg quarters on the grill = :smiley:
      August: apple zucchini bread = :smiley:
      September: sausage broccoli stir-fry = :smiley:
      Oct ???
    3) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x)
    January 1x6 days, 1x5 days, 2x4 days = :smiley:
    February 1x6 days, 2x5 days, 1x4 days = :smiley:
    March 2x6 days, 3x5 days = :smiley:
    April 1x3 days, 2X5 days, 1 week not feeling well = :neutral:
    May 2x3 days, 1x4 days, 2x5 days = :smile:
    June 1x3 days, 3x4 days plus race event = :smiley:
    July 1x0 days too hot to get up early LOL, 3x4 days = :smile:
    August 4x4 days, 1x5 days = :smile:
    September 2x4 days, 2x5 days = :smiley:
    October 4x4 days including race event = :smiley:
    • Walk dog 3-4 miles, treadmill when necessary in winter, weights/my home version of circuit & other x-training
    • Continue PT (physical therapy) exercises to strengthen arthritic knees & hip flexor
    4) MapMyWalk app You Vs. the Year 1,023km challenge started on Jan. 1
    January 48.14 miles
    February 55.79 miles YTD 103.93 miles
    March 73.47 miles YTD 177.40 miles
    April 49.52 miles YTD 226.92 miles
    May 71.75 miles YTD 298.67 miles
    June 74.27 miles YTD 372.94 miles
    July 35.41 miles YTD 408.35 miles
    August 58.07 miles YTD 466.42
    September 63.89 miles YTD 530.31 :smiley: surpassed 2022's total distance
    October 66.33 miles YTD 596.64
    • In 2022 I logged 500.4 miles, or 805km. Not the full challenge, but with knee issues early in year, I was happy to get this far.
    5) At least 7,500 steps per day
    • I can earn $10 every month on my Medicare Advantage Plan with 10+ days of 7,500 steps = Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / June / July / Aug / Sept / Oct
    6) Participate in my favorite area races ~ I walk, I do not run
    • Registered for Seroogy's Valentine 5K on 2.4.23 ~ skipped 2023 due to frigid temps with wind chill around 0F... didn't want a repeat of overuse injury from last winter. In 2022, I had to cancel race due to inflammation in knees from overuse & arthritis (medico advised) from walking in another frigid 5K.
    • Registered for Bellin 10K on 6.10.23 ~ 1:39:19 ave. pace 15:59 split time 50:07 age group 24/40
    • Registered for Packers 5K on 7.22.23 ~ 49:53 ave. pace 16:04 placed 1757/2283 age group 20/43 F div 861/1207 passed 266 overall, passed by 48 overall (I love the pass stats!)
    • Registered for Bellin Women's 5K on 10.7.23 ~ 48:49 ave. pace 15:43 placed 255/342 age group 14/20
    • watch for other events to possibly add ~ learned of Pi Day race, but did not enter
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together
    • Excellent goal previous years, to be continued
    8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states)
    • Visit parents 1-2 times each month, phone calls in between ~ they're in mid to late 80s and live 90 miles away
    • Monthly contact with former colleagues/others in town, now that I'm retired
      1.12.23 lunch w/ CH
      2.11.23 ART Nite w/ PZ (supper, gallery, bar w/ live music)
      March busy with weekly soup suppers for Lent
      4.26.23 met up with former co-worker Ted, sold him my Honda Civic & re-met his wife
      4.28.23 helped friends PZ & BH move to new condo
      5.7.23 visited/picnic at SIL's house (in town) with numerous in-laws
      5.14.23 visited my aunt & uncle (90 mile drive) since my folks under the weather on Mother's Day
      5.20.23 visited/lunch at BIL's house (30 mile drive) with niece on break from law school in Boston
      5.30.23 coffee & lunch with DE
      6.9.23 lunch w/ Ted (Kim had to cancel)
      date? lunch w/ CH
      dates? PZ & BH music events, other?
      date? lunch & long visit w/ ex-roomie & her hubby (in state from VA)
      11.21.23 lunch/drinks w/ DE
    9) Continue to declutter bedroom, home office, basement, books in living room
    • Made great progress on first floor of house in 2022, keep going
    Word for 2022-23: Tenacity ~ persistent determination; the mental strength to resist opposition, danger or hardship
  • emgracewrites
    emgracewrites Posts: 455 Member
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    Healthy eating basically went out the window today. Huge amounts of stress following a work meeting about benefits changing next year. Looks like I’ll be paying more money for significantly less coverage so that’s cool. Cue the emotional junk food eating because i have no idea how im going to manage my healthcare/pharmacy budget for next year.

    I guess I’ll just have to try and do better tomorrow with eating healthier. Last thing I need is an IBS flare on top of everything else.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,678 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won’t eat again until tomorrow.
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,346 Member
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    JFT Monday
    - Work by 8:00 :smiley:
    - Meet with maintenance to try to get heating settled. It's 90F+ in some labs with heat sensitive equipment right now. :smiley:
    - Meetings :smiley:
    - Home at lunch for doggo :smiley:
    - Meetings :smiley:
    - Home around 3:00pm :smiley:
    - Paint base coat :(
    - Grocery :smiley:
    - Dinner :(
    - Paint start detail work :(
    - Bed by 10:00 :(

    Did some shopping after work to pick up items that I couldn't order from Kroger. Meant I got home after dark and couldn't start my painting as I needed to do the base coat outside as it's spray paint. Ordered groceries on-line and picked them up which was nice until I realized they forgot to give me all of the paper products. So I went online and got a refund then had to go to the store anyway. Bummer, but there are worse problems in life.

    Got blood work this morning and my fingerprints for my YMCA background check. Dropped off some things at Goodwill and did my last minute re-shopping. Pretty productive. Tim is supposed to be taking a half day today so he should be home soon and I'll see what he'd like to do. Otherwise, I'll probably start baking pies. I can do apple and pumpkin today. Boston Cream Pie (which is a cake) tomorrow and chocolate pie while the turkey bakes Thursday morning. There won't be room in the fridge for the choc pie or BCP until the turkey is out of the fridge, but it will go into the brine Wednesday evening. Planning oven and fridge space is crucial to Turkey Day success... Things are still going poorly for Tim at work so I'm really hoping he'll be able to help prep. If not I can manage. Just means the chances of me looking presentable on Thursday are slim.

    JFT Tuesday
    - Meetings at 7:30 :smiley:
    - Drop things at Goodwill :smiley:
    - Go to the Piggly Wiggly for pie crust :smiley:
    - Blood work :smiley:
    - Background check :smiley:
    - Call/Live Chat with Kroger about missing items :smiley:
    - Shop :smiley:
    - Work / Meetings
    - Bake
    - Nap
    - Dinner
    - Bed



  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,494 Member
    edited November 2023
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    Recap 11/20 M
    1) Log all food / 64+ oz. water :neutral: Net cals excellent but quite low on water.
    2) Walk dog :smiley: 3.82mi & warned by guy in park not to walk on back woods trails due to deer gun season being open & hunters there. That was nice of him, maybe when he saw doggo wearing her blaze orange vest, he worried we might be doing something dumb. I told him we don't usually go that way (too steep by the creek for my knees), and never during hunting season. Also, dog got petted by random gentle stranger also out for a walk. Happy dog & happy me.
    3) Rake wind-blown leaves and along fence-line in backyard / rakes & bins in shed for winter / shop at Sam's Club for instant savings about to expire / Sam's order if available only online / wash dishes / remaining plastics & paper in recycle bin (to curb tonight) / read / other? yep, minor stuff but still TA-DA! A productive day. :smiley:

    JFT 11/21 T
    1) Log all food to best of my ability (lunch/drinks with DE at 1919 Kitchen & Tap) / 64+ oz. water
    2) Walk dog in afternoon (raining in a.m.)
    3) Choir rehearsal 7:30 (remember to take Mountain of Food donations) / drop mail at P.O. / something ta-da?

    Leaving shortly for lunch & drinks with my friend D.E. who's a local person I've known the longest since I moved to GB over 40 years ago. We're both retired now, and we still get together a few times a year. She chose a restaurant which I haven't been to in a long time, in the Atrium at Lambeau Field (only 15 minute drive from home). I will make a wise menu choice, imbibe in an adult beverage and enjoy DE's company. Not sure if I'll be able to log food accurately, but I'll try. I did pre-check the menu online, and feel I have some decent choices.

    About me:
    I'm Carmela
    This is my lifestyle. It's. Not. A. Diet.
    Height 5'4"
    66 yrs old
    Reside in Green Bay, WI, USA

    2023 Goals:
    1) Ultimate goal weight 150#... I'll be satisfied if I can get back down to 160# this year
    • Post weekly weigh-in on MFP for accountability. Saturday a.m. is my "official" weigh-in day, and I track daily on a separate app (for the visual). My digital scale only shows half pound increments & I'm too cheap to buy a fancier scale.
    • Take measurements & log on MFP every month end ~ forgot (on purpose ?) in July, Aug & Sept
    2) Plan meals most days & prelog meals/snacks whenever possible on MFP
    • Try new recipes now that I have the time
      January: parsnip/potato mash; St. Louis gooey butter cake (Mom's bday) = :smiley::smiley:
      February: creamy bacon corn chowder (slow cooker); banana bread (using applesauce & oil); braised lamb shanks with lentils (slow cooker); apple cake (with buttermilk) = :smiley::smiley::smiley::smiley:
      March ???
      April: porkchops with mushrooms = :smiley:
      May: raisin overnight oats; banana overnight oats = :smile: :smile:
      June: orange choc chip bread = :smiley:
      July: chicken leg quarters on the grill = :smiley:
      August: apple zucchini bread = :smiley:
      September: sausage broccoli stir-fry = :smiley:
      Oct ???
    3) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x)
    January 1x6 days, 1x5 days, 2x4 days = :smiley:
    February 1x6 days, 2x5 days, 1x4 days = :smiley:
    March 2x6 days, 3x5 days = :smiley:
    April 1x3 days, 2X5 days, 1 week not feeling well = :neutral:
    May 2x3 days, 1x4 days, 2x5 days = :smile:
    June 1x3 days, 3x4 days plus race event = :smiley:
    July 1x0 days too hot to get up early LOL, 3x4 days = :smile:
    August 4x4 days, 1x5 days = :smile:
    September 2x4 days, 2x5 days = :smiley:
    October 4x4 days including race event = :smiley:
    • Walk dog 3-4 miles, treadmill when necessary in winter, weights/my home version of circuit & other x-training
    • Continue PT (physical therapy) exercises to strengthen arthritic knees & hip flexor
    4) MapMyWalk app You Vs. the Year 1,023km challenge started on Jan. 1
    January 48.14 miles
    February 55.79 miles YTD 103.93 miles
    March 73.47 miles YTD 177.40 miles
    April 49.52 miles YTD 226.92 miles
    May 71.75 miles YTD 298.67 miles
    June 74.27 miles YTD 372.94 miles
    July 35.41 miles YTD 408.35 miles
    August 58.07 miles YTD 466.42
    September 63.89 miles YTD 530.31 :smiley: surpassed 2022's total distance
    October 66.33 miles YTD 596.64
    • In 2022 I logged 500.4 miles, or 805km. Not the full challenge, but with knee issues early in year, I was happy to get this far.
    5) At least 7,500 steps per day
    • I can earn $10 every month on my Medicare Advantage Plan with 10+ days of 7,500 steps = Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / June / July / Aug / Sept / Oct
    6) Participate in my favorite area races ~ I walk, I do not run
    • Registered for Seroogy's Valentine 5K on 2.4.23 ~ skipped 2023 due to frigid temps with wind chill around 0F... didn't want a repeat of overuse injury from last winter. In 2022, I had to cancel race due to inflammation in knees from overuse & arthritis (medico advised) from walking in another frigid 5K.
    • Registered for Bellin 10K on 6.10.23 ~ 1:39:19 ave. pace 15:59 split time 50:07 age group 24/40
    • Registered for Packers 5K on 7.22.23 ~ 49:53 ave. pace 16:04 placed 1757/2283 age group 20/43 F div 861/1207 passed 266 overall, passed by 48 overall (I love the pass stats!)
    • Registered for Bellin Women's 5K on 10.7.23 ~ 48:49 ave. pace 15:43 placed 255/342 age group 14/20
    • watch for other events to possibly add ~ learned of Pi Day race, but did not enter
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together
    • Excellent goal previous years, to be continued
    8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states)
    • Visit parents 1-2 times each month, phone calls in between ~ they're in mid to late 80s and live 90 miles away
    • Monthly contact with former colleagues/others in town, now that I'm retired
      1.12.23 lunch w/ CH
      2.11.23 ART Nite w/ PZ (supper, gallery, bar w/ live music)
      March busy with weekly soup suppers for Lent
      4.26.23 met up with former co-worker Ted, sold him my Honda Civic & re-met his wife
      4.28.23 helped friends PZ & BH move to new condo
      5.7.23 visited/picnic at SIL's house (in town) with numerous in-laws
      5.14.23 visited my aunt & uncle (90 mile drive) since my folks under the weather on Mother's Day
      5.20.23 visited/lunch at BIL's house (30 mile drive) with niece on break from law school in Boston
      5.30.23 coffee & lunch with DE
      6.9.23 lunch w/ Ted (Kim had to cancel)
      date? lunch w/ CH
      dates? PZ & BH music events, other?
      date? lunch & long visit w/ ex-roomie & her hubby (in state from VA)
      11.21.23 lunch/drinks w/ DE
    9) Continue to declutter bedroom, home office, basement, books in living room
    • Made great progress on first floor of house in 2022, keep going
    Word for 2022-23: Tenacity ~ persistent determination; the mental strength to resist opposition, danger or hardship
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,678 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won’t eat again until dinner with DH
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
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    JFT Wednesday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Duo.
    2. YMCA lifting.
    3. Write outline for new-school video. Script for "how to plagiarize" and/or "the limits of records and memory; why Orwell was wrong."
    4. Create image & FB post for December 7 Laf meeting.
    5. PCP meeting. Groceries??
    6. Clean office. Upload podcast.
    7. Prep for tomorrow. Update JFT.
    8. Evening: Livestream. Dinner: Pizza. Drink more water. No, more. Keep the pitcher in the fridge full. You're not actually hungry. Make some tea. Drink more water!
    9. Bedtime: Gratitude journal. Update IG. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Update JFT.
    10. Upcoming: Set up digital portfolio. Get elastic for shoes & take to shoe repair. Discuss Clois & Stuffy. Check in w parents regularly. Get stamps! Need to return the Dolly wig. Need to write blog posts. Check in with B about what to do when there are competing organizations, and how things are going with one-on-ones. Contact S about members' displeasure at "being told who to vote for" and requests for info on ALL candidates. Figure out how to pull music from cassette to digital file. Compare costs for ESPs and get D and C to join an org.

    Scale goals
    End of 2017: 174.6
    End of 2018: 189.2
    End of 2019: 196.4
    End of 2020: 187.4
    End of 2021: 194.4
    End of 2022: 201.2
    Today: 199.2

    Long-term goals/progress

    1. Professional / read current research. 2. Professional / present at conferences. 3. Professional / publish scholarly articles. 4. Professional / observe student needs and develop supports. 5. Professional / complete a doctorate. 6. Personal / retire comfortably. 7. Personal / renovate house. 8. Community / local progress. 9. Community / time with friends & family. 10. Family concerns. 11. Medical/fitness.

    1. Research: Five paragraph essay. How student attitudes affect standardized test results; student surveys.

    2. Presenting: Promote YT channel. Invite guests. Record mini-lessons.

    3. Publishing: Read one journal article weekly; respond in a blog post. Clois for CWG. S&F for YT channel. Goodreads purchase list for McKay’s. Weekly blog series: Weekly Wishes (Monday) and Weekly Wins (Friday).

    4. Observed student needs: Changing words between parts of speech (vocabulary/grammar). Synthesizing info from multiple sources, drawing conclusions (RI/W). EFFECTIVE transitions (W). Every day v everyday; any one v anyone (grammar). Sub/obj pronouns & structure (grammar). Poss v pl nouns (grammar). Short nonfic from Lat Amer/Africa/Asia (World Lit).

    5. Doctorate: Research programs, requirements, resources, cost, timeline.

    6. Retirement: Update name on JSSB acct. Check investments. Theater CV. Entertainment experience. Duolingo/Lang8.

    7. House: Floor joists. Siding. Gutters. Floors.

    8. Local progress: Library. Theater. PC2V. City/county govt. Community kitchen. She Should Run vision statement. Ed assoc. Ugly Christmas sweater. Prison abolition; reduce / re-allocate responsibilities dumped on cops. Push for diversity. Turn left!

    9. Friends & extended family: Organize photos. Write postcards. Call weekly! Look for activities to do with friends. Purchase doll with long hair; practice French braid. Dance: tap, salsa, samba. Rhythm nation.

    10. Immediate family: Clean room; work toward sleeping in room. Clean up behind desk. Make appointments for hearing, sleep study, vet. Keep track of plans for Rock City (Friday?) and Disney. Drive white car together; practice solo driving. Work on staying home solo when dark.

    11. Medical: YMCA classes. Lift @ lunch. Maintain @ 155 w defined muscle tone. At 194, purple All-Stars. I also think I want a smartwatch. 189, 1pr black 1pr white leggings. 179, 2 Svaha Rachel dresses. 169 suit - Indochino? 159 swing dance lessons. Talk to PCP about refill at CVS when I already have enough. Why can’t I sleep better? Therapy Mon Nov 20 3P. Dentist Nov 29 10A. Biometric RS. Massage Nov 4 6P. Need to RS colonoscopy. PCP virtual appointment Nov 22 2:15p.

    13. Therapy thoughts: Prioritizing is hard. There is so much that feels important. I need to talk to my parents about later-life plans (particularly assisted living and funeral preferences). I've never been through something like that and would like to know how to go about making arrangements, but I don't really know who to talk to about it. How do you take the hurt out of caring? I get very down and discouraged by people's hurt that is bigger than what I can help Identify what I want: to have my professional expertise acknowledged and given the respect it deserves, and to be taken as a legitimate authority.

    14. Just for fun: Start sketching dragon on a pile of books, offering one to the armored knight, & banner that reads "Treasure should not be hoarded / It should be shared." Use AI for ideas.

    WFTY: Priorities. Exceptionally difficult if not IMPOSSIBLE. Ugh.
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus.
  • more_freggies76
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    Hour commitment - I won’t eat again until tomorrow.
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    Hour commitment - i won’t eat again until dinner with DH . Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,215 Member
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    🐵🙈🙉☔️🌊☔️🙉🙈🐵
    🌊☔️JFT: November 2023☔️🌊
    🐵🙈🙉☔️🌊☔️🙉🙈🐵
    November focus:
    📍Work on Heart Health
    💎150+ Fitbit Zone Minutes per week
    1-7 ✅: 8-14 ✅: 15-21 ✅

    Daily Solid Habits:
    💎Right This Minute: Anti procrastination strategy
    💎Just DO it!!!
    Morning Routines:
    💎Daily Meditation
    💎Walk/Make beds/Shiny Sinks
    💎Post Sole Mates steps
    💎Weigh < 140/log
    💎Monitor %age Fat/Muscle
    💎Log CI<CO/Balance macros
    💎Herbal tea/supplements
    💎Self care
    💎Quality time with DH
    💎Ablutions/dress/Shiny sinks
    💎Breakfast
    In between:
    💎Intentional exercise > 60 minutes
    💎Cardio > 5500 steps
    💎Strength > 15 minutes
    💎Flex > 15 minutes
    💎Active hours > 6
    💎Zone minutes > 25
    💎Declutter > 15 minutes
    💎Daily chores
    💎paint/draw/write/read
    💎Craft/crochet
    💎General chores
    💎Gardening
    💎jigsaw/puzzles/TV favourites
    💎Meet with friends
    💎Quality family time
    Evening Routines:
    💎Sole Mates evening reminder
    💎JGM10Ds/JFT/UAC/Hogwarts
    💎Close Fitbit rings/Zone minutes
    💎Building Healthy Habits
    💎Duolingo Latin
    💎Update Women over 50
    💎Switch off screens at 11.15pm
    💎Clutter Sweep
    🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳
    🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳
    🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳
    🥳

    💗 Terri 💗
  • cschmitz110515
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    Recap 11/21 T
    1) Log all food to best of my ability (lunch/drinks with DE at 1919 Kitchen & Tap) / 64+ oz. water :p Taco Tuesday at restaurant so I tried 2 different tacos (ribeye, walleye) & had 1 beer. Enjoyed the walleye taco more, and best of all was catching up with D.E. Logged food best I could, ate leftovers for supper (even measured some) and net cals negative as expected with no dog walk. Only one day.
    2) Walk dog in afternoon (raining in a.m.) :/ weather did not cooperate, sad dog, sad me
    3) Choir rehearsal 7:30 (remember to take Mountain of Food donations) / drop mail at P.O. / something ta-da? watered all the houseplants & refilled heated birdbath :smiley:

    JFT 11/22 W
    1) Make slow cooker jambalaya & brown rice for supper / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) Walk dog on very nice day, even if breeze is a little brisk :sunglasses: 4.69 miles happy dog & happy me
    3) Pick up bread order for tomorrow / refill bird feeders / read / church service 7:00 / other?

    Tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day (U.S.), hubby and I will drive to my parents' house, where we will carpool with them, one of my brothers, and aunt the rest of the way to my sister's. Total car time round trip will be close to 6 hours, no time for dog walk, will be a long day. Other siblings & families arriving separately, will be a full house for football & food. I will not log food (how would I ever?), but will choose what looks best to me, limit portions and skip the rest. Already know I will try some new wines (sent from Australia by uncle via aunt). Plan is to skip desserts as much as possible, especially if store-bought. Focus will be on family, football (Go Pack Go), and fun (we play games, too).

    Here's an image from walk with dog today:
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    About me:
    I'm Carmela
    This is my lifestyle. It's. Not. A. Diet.
    Height 5'4"
    66 yrs old
    Reside in Green Bay, WI, USA

    2023 Goals:
    1) Ultimate goal weight 150#... I'll be satisfied if I can get back down to 160# this year
    • Post weekly weigh-in on MFP for accountability. Saturday a.m. is my "official" weigh-in day, and I track daily on a separate app (for the visual). My digital scale only shows half pound increments & I'm too cheap to buy a fancier scale.
    • Take measurements & log on MFP every month end ~ forgot (on purpose ?) in July, Aug & Sept
    2) Plan meals most days & prelog meals/snacks whenever possible on MFP
    • Try new recipes now that I have the time
      January: parsnip/potato mash; St. Louis gooey butter cake (Mom's bday) = :smiley::smiley:
      February: creamy bacon corn chowder (slow cooker); banana bread (using applesauce & oil); braised lamb shanks with lentils (slow cooker); apple cake (with buttermilk) = :smiley::smiley::smiley::smiley:
      March ???
      April: porkchops with mushrooms = :smiley:
      May: raisin overnight oats; banana overnight oats = :smile: :smile:
      June: orange choc chip bread = :smiley:
      July: chicken leg quarters on the grill = :smiley:
      August: apple zucchini bread = :smiley:
      September: sausage broccoli stir-fry = :smiley:
      Oct ???
    3) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x)
    January 1x6 days, 1x5 days, 2x4 days = :smiley:
    February 1x6 days, 2x5 days, 1x4 days = :smiley:
    March 2x6 days, 3x5 days = :smiley:
    April 1x3 days, 2X5 days, 1 week not feeling well = :neutral:
    May 2x3 days, 1x4 days, 2x5 days = :smile:
    June 1x3 days, 3x4 days plus race event = :smiley:
    July 1x0 days too hot to get up early LOL, 3x4 days = :smile:
    August 4x4 days, 1x5 days = :smile:
    September 2x4 days, 2x5 days = :smiley:
    October 4x4 days including race event = :smiley:
    • Walk dog 3-4 miles, treadmill when necessary in winter, weights/my home version of circuit & other x-training
    • Continue PT (physical therapy) exercises to strengthen arthritic knees & hip flexor
    4) MapMyWalk app You Vs. the Year 1,023km challenge started on Jan. 1
    January 48.14 miles
    February 55.79 miles YTD 103.93 miles
    March 73.47 miles YTD 177.40 miles
    April 49.52 miles YTD 226.92 miles
    May 71.75 miles YTD 298.67 miles
    June 74.27 miles YTD 372.94 miles
    July 35.41 miles YTD 408.35 miles
    August 58.07 miles YTD 466.42
    September 63.89 miles YTD 530.31 :smiley: surpassed 2022's total distance
    October 66.33 miles YTD 596.64
    • In 2022 I logged 500.4 miles, or 805km. Not the full challenge, but with knee issues early in year, I was happy to get this far.
    5) At least 7,500 steps per day
    • I can earn $10 every month on my Medicare Advantage Plan with 10+ days of 7,500 steps = Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / June / July / Aug / Sept / Oct
    6) Participate in my favorite area races ~ I walk, I do not run
    • Registered for Seroogy's Valentine 5K on 2.4.23 ~ skipped 2023 due to frigid temps with wind chill around 0F... didn't want a repeat of overuse injury from last winter. In 2022, I had to cancel race due to inflammation in knees from overuse & arthritis (medico advised) from walking in another frigid 5K.
    • Registered for Bellin 10K on 6.10.23 ~ 1:39:19 ave. pace 15:59 split time 50:07 age group 24/40
    • Registered for Packers 5K on 7.22.23 ~ 49:53 ave. pace 16:04 placed 1757/2283 age group 20/43 F div 861/1207 passed 266 overall, passed by 48 overall (I love the pass stats!)
    • Registered for Bellin Women's 5K on 10.7.23 ~ 48:49 ave. pace 15:43 placed 255/342 age group 14/20
    • watch for other events to possibly add ~ learned of Pi Day race, but did not enter
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together
    • Excellent goal previous years, to be continued
    8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states)
    • Visit parents 1-2 times each month, phone calls in between ~ they're in mid to late 80s and live 90 miles away
    • Monthly contact with former colleagues/others in town, now that I'm retired
      1.12.23 lunch w/ CH
      2.11.23 ART Nite w/ PZ (supper, gallery, bar w/ live music)
      March busy with weekly soup suppers for Lent
      4.26.23 met up with former co-worker Ted, sold him my Honda Civic & re-met his wife
      4.28.23 helped friends PZ & BH move to new condo
      5.7.23 visited/picnic at SIL's house (in town) with numerous in-laws
      5.14.23 visited my aunt & uncle (90 mile drive) since my folks under the weather on Mother's Day
      5.20.23 visited/lunch at BIL's house (30 mile drive) with niece on break from law school in Boston
      5.30.23 coffee & lunch with DE
      6.9.23 lunch w/ Ted (Kim had to cancel)
      date? lunch w/ CH
      dates? PZ & BH music events, other?
      date? lunch & long visit w/ ex-roomie & her hubby (in state from VA)
      11.21.23 lunch/drinks w/ DE
    9) Continue to declutter bedroom, home office, basement, books in living room
    • Made great progress on first floor of house in 2022, keep going
    Word for 2022-23: Tenacity ~ persistent determination; the mental strength to resist opposition, danger or hardship
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,215 Member
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    I hope I haven’t missed too much while MIA. Life can be hectic at times.

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  • more_freggies76
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    Hour commitment - I won’t eat again until tomorrow. Can still have my dose of metamusal. No desserts tomorrow at dinner.
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    Hour commutment - I won’t eat again until dinner with DH. No desserts today unless ge wants one. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
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    Hour commitment - I won’t eat again until tomorrow. No desserts tomorrow unless DH wants one. Can still have my dose of metamusal at the hotel.
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
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    JFT Friday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Duo. Call CVS - can they fill a 3-month supply?
    2. Laundry to dryer! YMCA lifting.
    3. Write outline for new-school video. Script for "how to plagiarize" and/or "the limits of records and memory; why Orwell was wrong."
    4. Create image & FB post for December 7 Laf meeting.
    5. Drop off library books.
    6. Head to Z's!
    7. Prep for tomorrow. Update JFT.
    8. Evening: Relax! Dinner: ??? Drink more water. No, more. Keep the pitcher in the fridge full. You're not actually hungry. Make some tea. Drink more water!
    9. Bedtime: Gratitude journal. Update IG. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Update JFT.
    10. Upcoming: Set up digital portfolio. Get elastic for shoes & take to shoe repair. Discuss Clois & Stuffy. Check in w parents regularly. Get stamps! Need to return the Dolly wig. Need to write blog posts. Check in with B about what to do when there are competing organizations, and how things are going with one-on-ones. Contact S about members' displeasure at "being told who to vote for" and requests for info on ALL candidates. Figure out how to pull music from cassette to digital file. Compare costs for ESPs and get D and C to join an org.

    Scale goals
    End of 2017: 174.6
    End of 2018: 189.2
    End of 2019: 196.4
    End of 2020: 187.4
    End of 2021: 194.4
    End of 2022: 201.2
    Today: 197.4

    Long-term goals/progress

    1. Professional / read current research. 2. Professional / present at conferences. 3. Professional / publish scholarly articles. 4. Professional / observe student needs and develop supports. 5. Professional / complete a doctorate. 6. Personal / retire comfortably. 7. Personal / renovate house. 8. Community / local progress. 9. Community / time with friends & family. 10. Family concerns. 11. Medical/fitness.

    1. Research: Five paragraph essay. How student attitudes affect standardized test results; student surveys.

    2. Presenting: Promote YT channel. Invite guests. Record mini-lessons.

    3. Publishing: Read one journal article weekly; respond in a blog post. Clois for CWG. S&F for YT channel. Goodreads purchase list for McKay’s. Weekly blog series: Weekly Wishes (Monday) and Weekly Wins (Friday).

    4. Observed student needs: Changing words between parts of speech (vocabulary/grammar). Synthesizing info from multiple sources, drawing conclusions (RI/W). EFFECTIVE transitions (W). Every day v everyday; any one v anyone (grammar). Sub/obj pronouns & structure (grammar). Poss v pl nouns (grammar). Short nonfic from Lat Amer/Africa/Asia (World Lit).

    5. Doctorate: Research programs, requirements, resources, cost, timeline.

    6. Retirement: Update name on JSSB acct. Check investments. Theater CV. Entertainment experience. Duolingo/Lang8.

    7. House: Floor joists. Siding. Gutters. Floors.

    8. Local progress: Library. Theater. PC2V. City/county govt. Community kitchen. She Should Run vision statement. Ed assoc. Ugly Christmas sweater. Prison abolition; reduce / re-allocate responsibilities dumped on cops. Push for diversity. Turn left!

    9. Friends & extended family: Organize photos. Write postcards. Call weekly! Look for activities to do with friends. Purchase doll with long hair; practice French braid. Dance: tap, salsa, samba. Rhythm nation.

    10. Immediate family: Clean room; work toward sleeping in room. Clean up behind desk. Make appointments for hearing, sleep study, vet. Keep track of plans for Rock City (Friday?) and Disney. Drive white car together; practice solo driving. Work on staying home solo when dark.

    11. Medical: YMCA classes. Lift @ lunch. Maintain @ 155 w defined muscle tone. At 194, purple All-Stars. I also think I want a smartwatch. 189, 1pr black 1pr white leggings. 179, 2 Svaha Rachel dresses. 169 suit - Indochino? 159 swing dance lessons. Talk to PCP about refill at CVS when I already have enough. Why can’t I sleep better? Therapy Mon Nov 20 3P. Dentist Nov 29 10A. Biometric RS. Massage Nov 4 6P. Need to RS colonoscopy. PCP virtual appointment Nov 22 2:15p.

    13. Therapy thoughts: Prioritizing is hard. There is so much that feels important. I need to talk to my parents about later-life plans (particularly assisted living and funeral preferences). I've never been through something like that and would like to know how to go about making arrangements, but I don't really know who to talk to about it. How do you take the hurt out of caring? I get very down and discouraged by people's hurt that is bigger than what I can help Identify what I want: to have my professional expertise acknowledged and given the respect it deserves, and to be taken as a legitimate authority.

    14. Just for fun: Start sketching dragon on a pile of books, offering one to the armored knight, & banner that reads "Treasure should not be hoarded / It should be shared." Use AI for ideas.

    WFTY: Priorities. I'll be interested to see what the scale says tomorrow.
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus.